Outside the Lines (TV Show)

Outside the Lines (TV Show)

About Outside the Lines (TV Show)

Outside the Lines, or also referred to as OTL, is an American television program on ESPN that looks 'outside the lines' and examines critical issues in American sports on and off the field of play. The primary host of the show, since it began, is long-time sportscasting veteran Bob Ley along with contributors and fill-in hosts to the show which include Jeremy Schaap, Mark Schwarz, T.J. Quinn, and Kelly Naqi. The program airs for 30 minutes Monday through Friday at 3:00 PM ET and on Sunday at 9:00 AM ET, all on ESPN. The show premiered in 1990 as a monthly one-hour program with Bob Ley as host. After a noticeable increase in television ratings, ESPN decided to expand the program for thirty minutes to their Sunday morning lineup at 9:30 am ET, where the show covered one or two of the more notable sporting news stories of the week. After the ratings continued to grow, on May 12, 2003, ESPN premiered Outside the Lines Nightly.